Random House Audio Listening Library
Category: Juvenile
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The Haymeadow

Written by Gary Paulsen
Read by Richard Thomas

Work ID: 128383

ISBN: 9780553751918

Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download

List Price: $8.95

On Sale Date: Jul 5, 2000


Fourteen-year-old John Barron is asked, like his father and grandfather before him, to spend the summer taking care of their sheep in the haymeadow. Six thousand sheep. John will be alone, except for two horses, four dogs, and all those sheep.



John doesn't feel up to the task, but he hopes that if he can accomplish it, he will finally please his father. But John finds that the adage "things just to sheep" is true when the river floods, coyotes attack, and one dog's feet get cut. Through it all he must rely on his own resourcefulness, ingenuity, and talents to survive this summer in the haymeadow.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

"...another fine adventure from Paulsen, who deftly blends an action-packed plot and a likable character..."-Booklist

"The action is nonstop...will have readers plunging over each cliffhanger into the next crisis until they finish the book." --The Bulletin, Recommended


From the Trade Paperback edition.